Our friends at www.airevents.de have arranged to charter a Boeing 747-300 for a scenic flight of about an hour over the Netherlands, out of AMS on Saturday, April 14, 2007.
There has been a somewhat short and now archived thread on this when there was no exact pricing and date info available yet. Boeing 747-300 Sightseeing Flight (by Canberra Oct 24 2006 in Civil Aviation)
They have chartered PZ-TCM, a colorful ex-KLM bird. For many an aviation enthusiast this might be the last chance to fly on a dash 300, and for some this might be a trip down memory lane.
Photo © Eduard Brantjes
Photo © Olivier Corneloup
Tickets start at 111 Eur, that is about 147$ American or 74.73 Sterling (what a coincidence!). This price is very reasonable in my opinion, and for a little more you'll get seats in the premium sections, the upper deck for example.
I have attended the Airevents Iran Air 747-100 flight out of CGN about 2 years ago, and there was a 747SP flight one year earlier, and many fellow A.netters will agree that it was a truly wonderful experience! The guys at Airevents (they're fellow A.netters, by the way) are experts at this kind of thing and I am 100% sure that they'll make this another unforgettable flight.
They need 300 bookings before the year ends, so if you're in the area or willing to travel it would be great if you'd book as soon as possible. Here's a link to the detailed description (including seat maps) and to make a booking:
You don't pay a cent until the flight is conformed, which is in early January, so you shouldn't make any acomodation and transportation arrangements yet.
I'm sure we'll have a great time before and after the flight, it's Amsterdam and it's the weekend, what more could you ever want!
Hope to see you all in April!